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United States Patent Application 20170029199
Kind Code A1
Hartman; Jean February 2, 2017

Label Dispensing Assembly

Abstract

A label dispensing assembly includes a plurality of canisters. Each of the canisters may contain a roll of labels such that selected ones of the labels are removable from each of the canisters. A plurality of cutters is provided. Each of the cutters is coupled to an associated one of the canisters and each of the cutters may cut the selected labels from the roll of labels in the associated canister.


Inventors: Hartman; Jean; (Jersey City, NJ)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Hartman; Jean

Jersey City

NJ

US
Family ID: 1000001779569
Appl. No.: 14/810692
Filed: July 28, 2015


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: B65D 83/0841 20130101; B65H 35/002 20130101; B65D 21/0224 20130101; B65D 85/02 20130101
International Class: B65D 83/08 20060101 B65D083/08; B65D 21/02 20060101 B65D021/02; B65H 35/00 20060101 B65H035/00; B65D 85/02 20060101 B65D085/02

Claims



1. A label dispensing assembly comprising: a plurality of canisters, each of said canisters being configured to contain a roll of labels such that selected ones of the labels are removable from each of said canisters; and a plurality of cutters, each of said cutters being coupled to an associated one of said canisters wherein each of said cutters is configured to cut the selected labels from the roll of labels in said associated canister.

2. The assembly according to claim 1, wherein each of said canisters has a top wall, a bottom wall and a peripheral wall extending between said top wall and said bottom wall, said peripheral wall being curved such that each of said canisters has a cylindrical shape, said peripheral wall having a slot extending into an interior of said canisters wherein said slot is configured to have an end of the roll of labels extending outwardly from said slot thereby facilitating selected ones of the labels to be removed from said canisters, said canisters being stacked upon each other such that said slot in each of said canisters is aligned with said slot in an adjacent canister.

3. The assembly according to claim 2, wherein said top wall of each of said canisters is removable from each of said canisters wherein said top wall is configured to facilitate the roll of labels to be inserted into and removed from each of said canisters, each of said canisters having a sleeve extending between said top wall and said bottom wall, said sleeve being centrally positioned within each of said canisters wherein said sleeve is configured to have the roll of labels wrapped around said sleeve.

4. The assembly according to claim 2, wherein each of said cutters is between said top wall and said bottom wall said associated canister, each of said cutters being spaced from said peripheral wall of said associated canister wherein each of said cutters is configured to have the end of the roll of labels extended between said cutter and said peripheral wall, each of said cutters being positioned adjacent to said slot in said associated canister.

5. The assembly according to claim 1, wherein each of said cutters has a first edge, said first edge of each of said cutters comprising a plurality of teeth wherein said first edge is configured to cut the selected labels.

6. The assembly according to claim 1, further comprising: each of said canisters having a top wall, a bottom wall and a sleeve; and a fastener being selectively extended through said top wall and said bottom wall of each of said canisters such that said canisters are coupled together, said fastener extending through said sleeve in each of said canisters.

7. A label dispensing assembly comprising: a plurality of canisters, each of said canisters being configured to contain a roll of labels such that selected ones of the labels are removable from each of said canisters, each of said canisters having a top wall, a bottom wall and a peripheral wall extending between said top wall and said bottom wall, said peripheral wall being curved such that each of said canisters has a cylindrical shape, said peripheral wall having a slot extending into an interior of said canisters wherein said slot is configured to have an end of the roll of labels extending outwardly from said slot thereby facilitating selected ones of the labels to be removed from said canisters, said canisters being stacked upon each other such that said slot in each of said canisters is aligned with said slot in an adjacent canister, said top wall of each of said canisters being removable from each of said canisters wherein said top wall is configured to facilitate the roll of labels to be inserted into and removed from each of said canisters, each of said canisters having a sleeve extending between said top wall and said bottom wall, said sleeve being centrally positioned within each of said canisters wherein said sleeve is configured to have the roll of labels wrapped around said sleeve, a plurality of cutters, each of said cutters being coupled to an associated one of said canisters wherein each of said cutters is configured to cut the selected labels from the roll of labels in said associated canister, each of said cutters being between said top wall and said bottom wall said associated canister, each of said cutters being spaced from said peripheral wall of said associated canister wherein each of said cutters is configured to have the end of the roll of labels extended between said cutter and said peripheral wall, each of said cutters being positioned adjacent to said slot in said associated canister, each of said cutters having a first edge, said first edge of each of said cutters comprising a plurality of teeth wherein said first edge is configured to cut the selected labels, and a fastener being selectively extended through said top wall and said bottom wall of each of said canisters such that said canisters are coupled together, said fastener extending through said sleeve in each of said canisters.
Description



BACKGROUND OF THE DISCLOSURE

Field of the Disclosure

[0001] The disclosure relates to dispensing devices and more particularly pertains to a new dispensing device for dispensing a plurality of labels.

SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE

[0002] An embodiment of the disclosure meets the needs presented above by generally comprising a plurality of canisters. Each of the canisters may contain a roll of labels such that selected ones of the labels are removable from each of the canisters. A plurality of cutters is provided. Each of the cutters is coupled to an associated one of the canisters and each of the cutters may cut the selected labels from the roll of labels in the associated canister.

[0003] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the disclosure in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the disclosure that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

[0004] The objects of the disclosure, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the disclosure, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0005] The disclosure will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent when consideration is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such description makes reference to the annexed drawings wherein:

[0006] FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a label dispensing assembly according to an embodiment of the disclosure.

[0007] FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of an embodiment of the disclosure.

[0008] FIG. 3 is a cross sectional view taken along line 3-6 of FIG. 1 of an embodiment of the disclosure.

[0009] FIG. 4 is a top view of an embodiment of the disclosure.

[0010] FIG. 5 is a perspective in-use view of an embodiment of the disclosure.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0011] With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to FIGS. 1 through 5 thereof, a new dispensing device embodying the principles and concepts of an embodiment of the disclosure and generally designated by the reference numeral 10 will be described.

[0012] As best illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 5, the label dispensing assembly 10 generally comprises a plurality of canisters 12. Each of the canisters 12 may contain a roll of labels 14 such that selected ones of the labels 14 are removable from each of the canisters 12. Each of the canisters 12 has a top wall 16, a bottom wall 18 and a peripheral wall 20 extending between the top wall 16 and the bottom wall 18. The peripheral wall 20 is curved such that each of the canisters 12 has a cylindrical shape.

[0013] The peripheral wall 20 has a slot 22 extending into an interior of the canisters 12. Thus, the slot 22 may have an end 24 of the roll of labels 14 extending outwardly from the slot 22 thereby facilitating selected ones of the labels 14 to be removed from the canisters 12. The canisters 12 are stacked upon each other such that the slot 22 in each of the canisters 12 is aligned with the slot 22 in an adjacent canister 12. The top wall 16 of each of the canisters 12 is removable from each of the canisters 12 thereby facilitating the roll of labels 14 to be inserted into and removed from each of the canisters 12.

[0014] Each of the canisters 12 has a sleeve 26 extending between the top wall 16 and the bottom wall 18. The sleeve 26 is centrally positioned within each of the canisters 12 such that the sleeve 26 may have the one of the roll of labels 14 wrapped around the sleeve 26. A plurality of cutters 28 is provided and each of the cutters 28 is coupled to an associated one of the canisters 12. Thus, each of the cutters 28 may cut the selected labels 14 from the roll of labels 14 in the associated canister 12. The labels 25 may comprise address labels and postage stamps.

[0015] Each of the cutters 26 extends between the top wall 16 and the bottom wall 18 of the associated canister 12. Each of the cutters 26 is spaced from the peripheral wall 20 of the associated canister 12. Thus, each of the cutters 26 may have the end 24 of one of the roll of labels 14 extended between the cutter 26 and the peripheral wall 20. Each of the cutters 26 is positioned adjacent to the slot 22 in the associated canister 12 and each of the cutters 26 has a first edge 29. The first edge 29 of each of the cutters 26 comprises a plurality of teeth 30 thereby facilitating the first edge 29 to cut the associated roll of labels 14 to a selected length.

[0016] A fastener 32 is selectively extended through the top wall 16 and the bottom wall 18 of each of the canisters 12 such that the canisters 12 are coupled together in the stacked arrangement. The fastener 32 extends through the sleeve 26 in each of the canisters 12. The plurality of canisters 12 includes a topmost canister 34 and a bottommost canister 36. The fastener 32 may comprise a nut 38 and a bolt 40. The bolt 40 is extended through the canisters 12 such that a head 42 of the bolt 40 abuts the top wall 16 of topmost canister 34. The bolt 40 extends through the bottom wall 18 of the bottommost canister 36. The nut 38 engages the bolt 40 such that the nut 38 abuts the bottom wall 18 of the bottommost canister 36.

[0017] The bottommost canister 36 may include a drawer 44 that is slidably coupled to the bottommost canister 36. The drawer 44 may be urged to slide outwardly from the peripheral wall 20 of the bottommost canister 36. A knob 46 may be coupled to the drawer 44 thereby facilitating the drawer 44 to be manipulated. The drawer 44 may be used for storage purposes. The topmost canister 34 may have a diameter that is less than a diameter of the rest of the plurality of canisters 12.

[0018] In use, each of the rolls of labels 14 is positioned within selected ones of the canisters 12 and the end 24 of each of the roll of labels 14 is extended through the slot 22 and between the cutter 26 and the peripheral wall 20 of the associated canister 12. The top wall 16 of each canister 12 is placed on the associated canister 12 and the canisters 12 are stacked. The fastener 32 is extended through the canisters 12 to fasten the canisters 12 together. Selected ones of the labels 14 are removed from the rolls of labels 14.

[0019] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of an embodiment enabled by the disclosure, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by an embodiment of the disclosure.

[0020] Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the disclosure. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the disclosure to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the disclosure. In this patent document, the word "comprising" is used in its non-limiting sense to mean that items following the word are included, but items not specifically mentioned are not excluded. A reference to an element by the indefinite article "a" does not exclude the possibility that more than one of the element is present, unless the context clearly requires that there be only one of the elements.

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